Woburn, MA – May 20, 2014 – Kaspersky Lab North America has received the 2014 Best of Woburn Award in the Computer Consultant category from the Woburn Award Program for the third consecutive year. This distinction has qualified Kaspersky Lab for the 2014 Woburn Business Hall of Fame. The Woburn Award Program identifies companies that have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and have enhanced the positive image of small business through service to their community and customers.
Kaspersky Lab North America has demonstrated its commitment to giving back to the local community through the Volunteer Time Off (VTO) program and in-office donation drives. Within the office, employees gave back to the community through donating prom dresses to those in need through the “Belle of the Ball” donation drive, spending over $3,000 purchasing pies to raise money for Community Servings, a Massachusetts not-for-profit food and nutrition program and also collecting back-to-school supplies for children through a Ready for School donation drive. Kaspersky Lab North America employees also volunteered at the Greater Boston Food Bank, making over 6,100 meals. Employees helped to renovate paddocks at the Stone Zoo and made a $1,500 donation to the zoo.
Kaspersky Lab North America also participates in the Building Impact Connect Program, a program for corporate volunteer opportunities, and recently earned the Gold Impact Award for meeting and surpassing the required volunteer efforts.
Various sources of information were gathered and analyzed to choose the winners in each category. The 2014 Woburn Award Program focuses on quality, not quantity. Winners are determined based on the information gathered both internally by the Woburn Award Program and data provided by third parties.
Chris Doggett, Managing Director
Kaspersky Lab North America
“This award is a testament to two of our most important commitments: community involvement and customer service. At Kaspersky we encourage our employees to participate in various volunteer initiatives inside and outside of the office. This is so important to us, in fact, that we build volunteerism into our corporate values, as well as allow employees to take time off work for volunteer initiatives. Woburn is a great community to work in and be involved in and we’re committed to doing our part to give back.”
About Kaspersky Lab
Kaspersky Lab is the world’s largest privately held vendor of endpoint protection solutions. The company is ranked among the world’s top four vendors of security solutions for endpoint users*. Throughout its more than 16-year history Kaspersky Lab has remained an innovator in IT security and provides effective digital security solutions for large enterprises, SMBs and consumers. Kaspersky Lab, with its holding company registered in the United Kingdom, currently operates in almost 200 countries and territories across the globe, providing protection for over 300 million users worldwide. Learn more at www.kaspersky.com.
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About Woburn Award Program
The Woburn Award Program is an annual awards program honoring the achievements and accomplishments of local businesses throughout the Woburn area. Recognition is given to those companies that have shown the ability to use best practices and implemented programs to generate competitive advantages and long-term value.
The Woburn Award Program was established to recognize the best of local businesses in the community. The organization works exclusively with local business owners, trade groups, professional associations and other business advertising and marketing groups with the mission to recognize the small business community's contributions to the U.S. economy.
*The company was rated fourth in the IDC rating Worldwide Endpoint Security Revenue by Vendor, 2012. The rating was published in the IDC report "Worldwide Endpoint Security 2013–2017 Forecast and 2012 Vendor Shares (IDC #242618, August 2013). The report ranked software vendors according to earnings from sales of endpoint security solutions in 2012.